‘ONLINE’ Beaty@Home Live: BC Freshwater Fishes

Learn about the diversity of British Columbia’s freshwater fishes with Dr. Rick Taylor, Professor of Zoology at UBC and Director of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s Fish Collection. Freshwater fishes are incredibly diverse, occupying a variety of niches, with different body plans, adaptations, and sizes! Through tools such as the Fish Sorter app, and Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of British Columbia, Rick will help you learn about the amazing fishes in BC and some tips for their identification. The open mouth of a lamprey, a large jawless circular mount surrounded by yellow teeth.

Join the museum to celebrate the International Day of Action for Rivers, observed on March 14, 2021. Read Rick’s latest blog post celebrating International Rivers Day, and visit his website to learn more about his work, including his upcoming book Rivers Run Through Us: A Natural and Human History of Great Rivers of North America

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This talk with a researcher is recommended for ages 9 and up with the occasional support of an adult to help with zoom or typing. We highly encourage classrooms to join us for this conversation. You’ll have opportunity to ask questions if you join us live! This session will be livestreamed and archived on the Beaty Museum’s Facebook page.

Join all of the Beaty@Home sessions from anywhere around the world. All you need is an internet connection. You can also call in over telephone, simply register for the Zoom link and the list of numbers.

If you would like to contribute to the museum, you can pay what you can on the registration page. In addition, we appreciate any donations (tax-deductible), purchasing a membership , planning to visit in person when safe to do so, and sharing information about the museum with friends and family. Thank you for your support of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum!

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum reserves the right to cancel, change or modify Beaty@Home sessions due to unforeseen circumstances, such as staffing conflicts. 

Fish sorter app logo on top of a BC river landscape photo containing trees and a mountain.